I have neglected my favorites list for a little bit. I have been spending much of my time lately around the house painting. I can definitely tell you about painting right now, too much so 😉 I have living in my house for about three years, and after three years I am tired of staring at beige. So my house is getting some lovely reds, blues, and greys inside. For some reason I have opted to take on the painting project myself. This way I can stretch the budget all the more.
I can tell you I have really liked FrogTape 1358463 Multi-Surface Painting Tape, Green, 0.94-Inch Wide by 60 Yards Long
Unlike the inexpensive blue painters tape this one holds the lines very well. All of the walls in my house are textured. Sometimes the blue painting tape will let the lines bleed a little, well this tape doesn’t let the lines bleed at all. One day I will get enough skill to do the cutting in so I won’t need it, but I am not there right now. When the project progresses a little more I will put up some photos. Right now I only have the pantry and a guest bathroom done. I am so excited about my dining room.
Favorites in the Kitchen
When I think of what products I have to buy by brand name Daisy Sour Cream is one of them. I have bought this brand for years. Why I really like this sour cream is that it isn’t filled with gelatins or other agents to make it abnormally thick. Sour cream isn’t naturally thick, it is pudding like in texture. Their sour cream is always consistent. I think this has a great flavor and goes well in man dishes.
Trader Joes Pound Plus Bar, yes they say it is made in Belgium. I have read that it is the very expensive maker Valonra, they say that their supplier is a well-known artisan confectioner in a small-town just outside of Antwerp, Belgium – Belgium is as well-known for its chocolate as Switzerland is for its cheese. This is just $4.99 for 17.6 ounces of chocolate. This is perfect for candy making, ganache, or chop these up and you can put them into chocolate chip cookies.
Trader Joes Basil Plants every year all summer long they sell massive basil plants for just $2.99. You can’t buy this large of a plant for sale. Actually you can barely buy a small package of fresh basil for this much. Every year I buy a couple of plants so I can have fresh herbs all summer long. They actually have great deals on plants, and this is one of the places where I love to check out fresh plants. I have also gotten good deals on lavender as well.
I finally got my Amazon Echo. I enjoy this quite a bit. The Amazon Echo works a lot like Apple’s Siri, but she, I call her that, because you call her ‘Alexa’ will do things for you and answer your questions. You can ask what time is it, have her play your favorite music, you can add items to a shopping list. Want to know the answer to a basic question? Ask, she will help you out. Right now I have mine set up to let me know what the traffic is like, the weather, and best of all if ask her to play a song that is in the Amazon Prime music catalogue, she will do so. So what I have been doing? Calling out way to many one hit wonders from the 1980s. Who else can play Pac Man Fever for you instantly?
Amazon Prime members can currently buy the Echo at a discount, as it isn’t for sale to the general public at this time. You can get your Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial here.
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